By: Chiu Kuo-chiang and Ted Chen
Taipei, April 6 (CNA) A paraxylene plant in Fujian owned by Chen Yu-hao (陳由豪), one of
Taiwan’s top ten most-wanted fugitives, broke out in flames following a severe explosion Monday.
Reports in China said that the explosion occurred at about 7 p.m., with local residents located 50 km away from the site saying that they could feel the shock from the blast.
The blast has caused roof collapses of nearby residences, and plumes of flames continued to rise from the factory Monday evening.
Local authorities have yet to verify casualties and property damage from the incident. [FULL STORY]